Amazing technology. I just love numbers!

One of my larger projects back when I ran an engineering firm was to inspect all of the buildings owned and/or occupied by the State of Lousiana for asbestos and lead in water fountains. Part of the contract required us to produce floor plans of all the buildings we...

What do you want to do?

I’m building a mind map for my BUS 233 Intro to Business Stats students called “What do you want to do?” Its purpose is to provide them with a logical and quick way to find information on the various statistical procedures and tests we use in...

Data Visualization – a must have

            Great article comparing some commercial and open visualization tools: Visualizations: Comparing Tableau, SPSS, R, Excel, Matlab, JS, Python, SAS

Test Jing free screencast app

Update 3-22-2015: the more I use the “golden dot,” the more I like it. I often take static screen shots for one reason or another. In the past, I used Windows Ctrl-PrtScr and then opened Photoshop or Gimp and pasted the image in for editing. But with Jing,...

Breaking Bad – Good Data

I found two pretty neat sites where the ratings of each of the five years of Breaking Bad episodes were regressed looking for patterns. The first is a bit more exotic and uses a powerful ( and expensive) Excel addin Tabeau. The best graphics are at the bottom of the...

Open (Free) Big Data Goodies

It is a bit disheartening to know that the predictive analytics/big data world is moving ahead so quickly just as I am trying to learn how to harness it. But it is also nice to find the many open source data analysis tools – user friendly types – becoming...